This Sampler Pack of our Ready-to-Eat cheeses makes the perfect gift or is an ideal way to explore some of our fresh and aged cheeses! The package** includes:
– 1 basket of Whey-Based Ricotta – Perfect in a cannoli or just on its own for a protein-packed snack, this is not the same product as the milk-based ricotta you find in the supermarket! Our ricotta is made by harvesting the whey from our cheesemaking and re-cooking (ricotta is Italian for “re-cooked”!) it to create this soft, custard-like cheese. It’s smooth texture and delicious flavor make it perfect for both sweet and savory applications. (1-1.25 lbs. per basket*)
– 1 portion of Provola – Did you know that provolone is just aged mozzarella?? Our mozzarella is hand-stretched by one of our cheesemakers before being brined and hung up in our aging cave. The aging process removes excess moisture, resulting in a smooth, firm consistency and a sweet, sharp, tangy flavor. You’ll receive a 1lb. portion* of this young provola (approx. 3 weeks aged) which is perfect for slicing and enjoying!
– 1 portion of Ricotta Salata Vecchio – Our whey-based ricotta, salted and aged for at least 6 weeks (vecchio is Italian for ‘old’!) Higher in moisture than traditional Ricotta Salata, allowing for a funky rind development that gives this cheese a distinct flavor, totally unexpected from a whey-based cheese. You will receive a 1lb. portion* of this aged cheese.
* Weights are an average approximation.
**As available – substitutions may be made if one of these cheeses is out of stock.
Caputo Brothers Creamery uses only Animal Welfare Approved, non-GMO feed, pasture-based milk from local, family-owned dairy farms. We are committed to paying a fair price to farmers for the high quality milk they produce!